Current Neuroscience research teaches us that our brains remain adaptable throughout our lifetime. The key to change is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections (known as neuroplasticity). In part this allows us to change our thinking and as a result create new behaviors or improve upon old ones.
When creating these new connections by learning, thinking and choosing new experiences, it is beneficial to have someone, like a coach, trained to guide in building the structure, accountability, and support necessary to ensure sustained commitment toward behavioral change.
A coach creates a safe space in which you begin to see yourself more clearly; this is done by listening, asking focused questions, reflecting back, challenging, and acknowledging you. Coaching helps you to build a psychological skill set in sustaining lasting change via:
- A Growth-Mindset
- Self-Efficacy and Resilience
Coaching with the brain in mind deepens your adaptability by facilitating changes in:
- Thinking (beliefs, attitudes, and worldview)
- Emotions (awareness of the present moment and adaptability),
- Behavior (new ways of being, and new habits)
We cannot separate the psychological from the actual functioning of the brain. Coaching with the brain in mind facilitates our natural adaptability at a biological level, guiding us toward change and wellbeing.